Nov 7 2013, 12:43am
Post #26 of 26
I know how frustrating it can be when you can't access free information just because you aren't part of something.
I also stumbled upon this interview with Ed Sheeran, and here's some of what he says:
“At every point where I’d be adding something, I’d play him [Peter Jackson] the song afterwards. I was there for three days, and at the end of every day he would come and listen to the song and give me notes. He knows what he wants, but he doesn’t pretend to be musical in any way. He let me go on with it, but he also knows his movie, so he would tell me something needs to be less energetic, or more relaxed, or whatever. He knows the colors and templates of what the song should be rather than how the melody should go.”
I like that PJ wasn't forcing ideas on Ed, but rather provided guidance about it. I suspect as an artist himself, PJ trusts other artists to do their best when they're given the freedom to so things spontaneously.
By the way, I haven't listened to the song yet, which is why I have no opinion on it. I intend waiting it out and being surprised at the end of the movie :)
The Hobbit Soundtracks - Being an online archive of information concerning Howard Shore's score for The Hobbit films.